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    November 2, 2012
    6:00 - 6:29pm EDT  

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joe biden went to wisconsin. but the top two were both in ohio. the latest polls show president obama with a slight lead there, but neither side is ready to call it over. it is the chance at being heard across mitt romney land. >> four more days. >> it is time. >> both sides are counting the days between now and tuesday. barack obama was greeted with chants of "four more years." he reminded the crowd. >> in four days, you have a choice to make. it is not between two party is orwo candidates. it is a choice between two different visions for america. >> the obama campaign says unemployment went up because
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more people are re-entering the job market, newly optimistic about jobs being created. >> the american auto industry is back on top. home values are on the rise. >> but mitt romney was quick to insist not enough new jobs are being created to energize the still is the candidate who knows how. >> i will have a lot of people offering advice, and i know a lot about it myself to begin with. >> virginia remains one of the most coveted prizes to win on tuesday. barack obama has two rallies here tomorrow. on monday, the final day of campaigning, mitt romney will spend his day in lynchburg and head to a rally -- at george mason university. >> thanks, rebecca. residents of maryland turned out in big numbers for their final chance to turn in an early
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voting ballot. the state board of elections said early voting hit a record high of nearly 300,000 this year extended by one day because of hurricane sandy. >> through election day, if you see any problems at polling places, from long lines to machine of functions, please let us know. you can let us know on twitter or send an e-mail. >> also tonight, the latest on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. and were just in that the new york city marathon schedule for the weekend has been cancelled. this comes as the patience of storm victims is wearing thin. supplies are not reaching many while others wait in long lines for gasoline and other essential items. we have the latest from our satellite center. >> the recovery is not coming as
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fast as anyone affected by the storm would like. some lost everything they had and are having to wait for the most basic necessities. this is what people looking for gasoline are having places like the new jersey turnpike. long lines and short tempers. police were called in richfield new jersey as things got out of hand in one gas line. >> i need to know i have enough power in my home. >> nearly two-thirds of gas stations are not operational. >> can you get in? >> no. >> the problem is just as bad in new york city. >> they get closer to the pump, but when they tell them the gases of, that sends them over the edge sometimes. >> -- when they tell them the gas is off, that sends them over the edge sometimes. >> people should see it quickly.
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>> in staten island, ferry service has resumed and food and water are making it to people in need. help is coming, but coming slowly. 3 million people are still without power up and down the east coast. and the inner harbor is key because it is the supply line for the entire region. mayor lemberg -- mayor blumberg says it resources need to be focused on the recovery effort. no word on when the race will be rescheduled. >> no power in this area, we're told, some crews are helping out their. abc7 was it a national harbour when a convoy of dominion our crew is headed up the road. they are getting the lights back on for 200,000 customers. >> now to a developing story out
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of north east washington. a man was shot and killed by police after he stabbed and officer. 74-year-old william turner says his normally mild-mannered grandson began beating him. when an officer arrived, a 28- year-old justin turner stabbed him. the officer fired. the officer suffered cuts to the hands and face. >> on tacketts mill road, police responded to a possible drug driving crashed. they followed evidence to a nearby home where a man attacked them. officers fired and killed the suspect. >> still to come -- apple's newest gadget hits the stores. we will show you why the ipad
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mini may not be a record breaker for the company. >> and taking down the speed cameras. that is coming up. >> little teases of sunshine during the day. if you like that, you will love the weekend [ mitt romney ] there
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are two very different paths the country can take. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd mean
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we'd have $20 trillion in debt. i'll get people back to work with h 12 million new jobs. i'm gonna make sure that we get people off of food stamps not by cutting the program but by getting them good jobs. i'll work with you. i'll lead you in an open and honest w and to make sure that we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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>> at a big announcement from the district about the speed cameras across the city. >> the d.c. bureau chief has a look at the big changes, next at 6:00. >> the fine is adjusted at $60. tonight, mayor gray said he was
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cutting the number of cameras. he will use the money these fine spring in to hire 100 new police officers -- these fines bring in to hire 100 new police officers. >> he likes the idea of selling -- of hiring police, but the fines are too high. >> this is certainly in the right direction. >> pc brought in $85 million from -- d.c. brought in $85 million from so-called automated enforcement. one of the mayor's the biggest critics says there's only one reason the mayor is doing anything. >> there is a public black -- \. -- backlash. >> that does not help the motorists at all. >> it is not enough of a difference.
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>> i do not think cutting it is ok. >> as for the council's bill, the police chief today. >> i do not think a $50 fine is a deterrent. >> they complained that it would cost $35 million in revenue. abc7 news. >> up next, a final move for the space shuttle atlantis. where you will be able to see the shuttle from now on. >> then we are pretty good weekend ahead. doug has the forecast when we come back. >> tomorrow, we will show you the details. and a guiding the team to a respectable showing on su
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anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about womewo or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v.
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wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned panthood. anncr: no matter what mitt mney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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>> you are watching a abc7 news at 6:00 with gordon peterson maureen bunyan, chief meteorologist doug hill with the weather. >> is a big day for apple
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lovers. >> the ipad mini went on sale today. the lines do not seem to be as large as they were for the debut of the ipad 2. amazon's kindle fire and google's nexus have similar specs. >> the rosslyn and arlington cemetery metro tracks will be closed. shuttle buses will run in their place. >> the space shuttle atlantis has reached its final destination tonight 10 miles down the road to the kennedy space center complex. there is a ceremony planned. we will get an up close up look. the final landing was july 21,
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2011, marking the end of the space shuttle program. >> it looks like a beautiful sky out there. >> i will tell you. we will see cooler weather over the weekend. sunshine. we will keep it nice and quiet for election day. wednesday, the might be another storm we have to keep an eye on. let's have another look at the weather through the afternoon. this is in aldie. more sunshine, closer to that area of high pressure in western portions of the viewing area. if you feel cheated with the cloudy skies and not much sunshine, it will change every weekend. 51 right now in nanjemoy. 45 here in arlington. and the wind gusts close to 30 m.p.h.. @ disturbance going by earlier.
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another below average the. -- below average the. very chilly temperatures across the atlantic. look at this cool air. it will move the east and the stay in place for the next few days. so, we're going to look for highs in the lower 50's for the next few days. high-pressure building tonight and over the weekend. that will be nice. breezy at times. dry weather. cool weather. partly cloudy skies. more to the southwest. the storm center -- this is moving across the carolina's. that will force the cool air from the north. it will be breezy and chilly but there will not be precipitation. there could be another area of low pressure off the coast, and that could bring very chilly rain from the mid atlantic into our area and caused concerns for
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gusty winds. a lot of things could it happen between now and then. that is what the computer models are indicating right now. overnight, 39 degrees. the early morning hours, there will be a freeze south. albemarle, dustin county. of free is morning in effect. maybe 30, 32 degrees. partly cloudy, breezy, cool saturday. the next seven days show partly cloudy, chilly weather continues. my last reminder of the week. set your clocks back an hour tomorrow night. good riddance. the chance for rain began by wed.. >> and now the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> 1 and 6?
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>> that is not indicative of how all they play games. >> to you think so? >> -- you think so? >> it will be what the carolina panthers head coach has called a monster game. that is not the only pressure that rg iii face. with the absence of fred davis the undrafted unknown has stepped up and the quarterback has taken notice. >> it he is a great guy. he works are. people do not realize, there are a lot of great players. he is a number one draft pick. anytime you have a guy like fred go down and have a guy like logan and step up.
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>> the chargers -- mario wiliams takes it to the house. the chargers when -- win. the turks are on their fourth quarterback for this season. -- the terps are on their fourth quarterback for the season. >> he played quarterback in high school. i think he feels like a quarterback at heart. i know he is looking forward to the opportunity to go out there and play. and he is excited and we are excited for him. he wants to go out and play really really well. he can stay as a quarterback. >> all right, so the maryland record is not as impressive, but these uniforms certainly are.
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the all-black maryland state pride -- the shoes -- >> whoa! >> i do not think you will be able to turn away, actually. and a home game against the boston celtics -- boston celtics. he wants to improve from his modest eight-point performance against cleveland and they are looking for their first win. it all came down to the last shot. tony parker, and nailed it. 86-84. kevin durant with 23 points. coming up big. bad news, hockey fans. believe officially canceled the
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classic games. that is a huge economic blow to the announcer: the washington post
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on roscoe bartlett: β€œa champion of the tea party...an ideologue who is part of the problem in congress.” bartlett calls medicare unconstitutional. and even wants to completely abolish student loans for college. no wonder bill clinton and the washington post both endorse john delaney for his deep understanding of job creation. he'll be β€œan unusually effective congressman.” delaney: it's not about politics. it's about doing what's right to help the middle class. i'm john delaney, and i approve this message.
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>> coming up tonight at 11:00 it is the local election question that has a maryland tied up in knots. question 7 -- casino gambling.
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will dollars really ahead toward schools? tonight, we separate the fact from fiction. what you are really voting for tonight at 11:00. >> and doug is back to give us the forecast for the weekend. >> i forgot i get to tell you about turning the clock back in. one more time. when? tomorrow night? before you go to bed. you turn it back in our. here is the difference. set reject the sunrise is at 6:39 a.m. early next week, we will see partly cloudy, chilly weather nice weather for election day and maybe rain next wed.. >> and you can get updates. >> anytime you want. >> join us [ minto ] you know, those
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ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an optionio in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with.